Northwest Heritage Festival 2024

July 5 - 7, 2024
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Port Gamble RC Field

Port Gamble, WA

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Registration Information for Reenactors-
Camps will be layed out based on new location, maps will be provided.

Camps will be laid out in colonial militia and British fashion, along with our 18th century village named "New Liberty".

There is no camping cost to participants.  All attendees are expected to provide for themselves or partner with another unit to provide food and other requirements.
Sanicans will be provided by the Spirit of 76 Living History. Limited water is planned
Note the following:
  1. The schedule will be structured around the battles which will occur at 11:00am and 3:00pm daily (Sunday the afternoon military action will be at 2:00pm). Educational activities will be ongoing throughout the day.
  2. Black powder firing; The registration process will ask if you plan to fire black powder, so please answer accurately.  Due to the  insurance requirements, along with stipulations related to grant funding, we require all individuals who are shooting black powder to be members of the Spirit of 76 (see recruiter) or pay to play $15
  3. Please direct questions or concerns to the Event Director: Chris or call 3606205808) or  Event Planner: Pam Gassman or call 253-359-8007
We are looking forward to an exciting living history event to educate, demonstrate and preserve a critical part of our American history. 
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Event and Reenactor Setup Details

SETUP: Reenactor Camp Setup is scheduled to start at 8:00am on Wed, July 3rd . If you have questions or concerns regarding this schedule, please contact our event director (Chris Day, 3606205808) who will help guide you. Please contact Chris or Pam if you need special setup during day or off hours.

TEAR DOWN: The festival will close at 3:00 pm on Sunday afternoon You are allowed to tear down on Monday as needed to allow plenty of time for you to tear down and load up before too late. If, for any reason, you are unable to stay for the entire weekend, please coordinate your departure with Chris so that there are no obvious "holes" in the camp.

VEHICLES:  All reenactor parking will be west of camp. Loading and unloading inside rennactor camp will be allowed ONLY before or after festival hours of 10:00am - 5:00pm except during setup on Wed/Thursday or with special permission from event leader 
Chris Day, 3606205808. Be prepared to walk your gear in and out of the period venue. A cart may be available for this.

PERIOD GUIDELINES: This is an 18th Century Event with the timeline of the early American era. In the colonial village and in military camps, all efforts should be made to represent this specific period with clothing, tenting and accoutrements. As a reminder, during visitor hours you are expected to be in character around the public. Make sure anything modern is hidden during this time. The battle demonstrations /drills will only include registered and insured reenactors with one of our established groups (except some of the mock drills that Andy may do with the children which doesn't include black powder!). Please contact
Chris Day, 3606205808, Event Director if you have questions or wish to join an established group.

CAMP SITES: Please list your camp area/needs (i.e. Marquis, Military Wedge, Fly, etc.)  in the registration process. Camp areas will be available for British Military, Patriot Militia and the "New Liberty" Village Camp.
Seasonal Fire Restrictions will be in effect, so all fires must be in period braziers or enclosed fire grates. Allowances may be made for a cooking firepit subject to change anytime by the Fire Marshall. Burn bans may be in effect, so be prepared.

FOOD: No food will be provided by the event coordinators or the Event staff. Individuals are expected to provide for themselves or partner with someone who is preparing food.  NOTE:  There is a town store with in mile. No planned food vendors for event site.

MILITARY: British and Colonial confrontations, military drills, and other military exercises with noise and commotion are planned. These will be on the schedule.

18th CENTURY EDUCATIONAL EXHIBITS:  Throughout the venue, there will be educational displays and activities with an emphasis on education

FACILITIES: Porta potties will be provided.

DRINKING WATER: Limited water is possible so recommend you bring your own supplies.

PETS: Reenactors are permitted to have dogs with them during the festival But must always be on short leases. This includes emotional support animals. For any other animal contact event coordinators.


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